July

  • Recovery Zone - Cut lob shot

    Written by Rob Watts on Friday, 09 July 2010

    When you’ve missed the green on the short side, the only way you can get close to the flag without hitting the pin is to play the high lob shot. This shot is ideal as it gets the ball up high and quickly, reducing the amount of run the ball will have on landing. Recovery Zone Instructor Rob Watts sees this shot as one...

  • Recovery Zone - Punch under a tree

    Written by Rob Watts on Friday, 09 July 2010

    An absolute must-have in your golfing armoury for when you find the trees off the tee is the punch shot. This shot enables the golfer to flight the ball low, underneath the lowest branches and running up towards the green. But how do you know which club to use? How do you play the shot successfully? All these questions will be answered...

  • Recovery Zone - Tight Lie Chip

    Written by Rob Watts on Friday, 09 July 2010

    Chipping from a tightly mown fairway can strike fear, or perhaps a fear of strike, into the amateur golfer.  The task of sliding our wedge underneath the ball seems almost impossible at address, causing us to reach for a safer, less lofted club, which may create a more consistent strike but might not be the correct play from your position beside...

  • Rough Rescue

    Written by Gareth Johnston on Friday, 02 July 2010

    The rescue club gets its name for precisely this reason. Where mid-irons fail to achieve a consistent strike and regular distance from tricky lies in the rough, rescue clubs come to the fore with their forgiving shape and clubface, making them the best choice. But you still need to apply to right technique. Otherwise you could find yourself in more trouble...

  • Rescue club par 3 tee shot

    Written by Gareth Johnston on Friday, 02 July 2010

    Long par 3s are an amateur golfer’s worst nightmare, especially when the wind is in the golfer’s face. Using long irons is never an attractive prospect – they stare back at you with their limited loft oozing difficulty. A rescue club provides a simpler alternative. The face is more forgiving, it’s just as easy to shape the ball and they offer...

  • Towering par 5 approach

    Written by Gareth Johnston on Friday, 02 July 2010

    Par 5 greens, like almost every green on golf courses today, are usually guarded by hazards at the front. They also tend to be a little smaller compared to other types of hole, making them less receptive to approach shots struck with longer clubs. With this is mind, we need to have the ability to hit long, high approach shots into par-fives to...

  • Recovery Zone - Backhanded tree trunk shot

    Written by Rob Watts on Friday, 02 July 2010

    It’s not a lie you’re faced with all too often but it’s certainly a potential card-wrecker if you’re not equipped with the required shot you need to extract yourself. Being up against a tree means you don’t have the option of using your usual stance; you need to be inventive in your recovery. In this golf video tip, TG Elite Teaching Pro...

  • Recovery Zone - Shape it around a tree

    Written by Rob Watts on Friday, 02 July 2010

    Trees provide a serene backdrop to many golf courses across the country. But they also prove to be a frustrating obstacle when it comes to hitting the green after a wayward drive! Sometimes, when the foliage is thick and the branches grow high, the only way to get around them is to have the ability to shape your ball dramatically with sidespin. In...